Cumbria Police's new recruits

There have been new arrivals at Cumbria Constabulary after one of the force's operational dogs gave birth to ten new springer spaniel puppies. ITV Border is getting a first look at the new recruits today.

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New police puppies 'everything we want'

PC Paddy Bainbridge with one of his new recruits Credit: ITV News

Cumbria Police have ten new, eager recruits on their hands this Christmas.

Millie, one of the force's operational dogs, gave birth to the puppies in October.

PC Paddy Bainbridge from Cumbria Police said: "We've bred these puppies to help Cumbria Constbulary in the fight against drugs. We are over the moon with them. They are bred from two of our existing dogs and they just seem to be everything we want."

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Cumbria Police announces new puppy arrivals

Millie with her new puppies Credit: Cumbria Police

There have been new arrivals at Cumbria Constabulary after one of the force's operational dogs gave birth to ten new springer spaniel puppies.

Millie, a drug detection dog, gave birth to ten puppies - five male and five female - and mother and puppies are all doing well and are healthy.

This is the first litter from a Cumbria Constabulary dog since 2007, and it is also the first time ever that the litter will be of puppies that will become specialist operational dogs for Cumbria Constabulary.

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